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United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travels to Bratislava, Vienna, Sofia, Sarajevo, Skopje, and Warsaw

United States – Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Bratislava, Vienna, Sofia, Sarajevo, Skopje, and Warsaw from December 12-20. On December 12 in Bratislava, Slovakia, Deputy Secretary Sullivan will underscore the importance of U.S.-Slovak bilateral relations and urge senior Slovak officials to use their upcoming chairpersonship of the OSCE to strengthen … Continue reading United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travels to Bratislava, Vienna, Sofia, Sarajevo, Skopje, and Warsaw

SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia court orders 30-day custody for former spy chief

SKOPJE, Macedonia— A former Macedonian intelligence chief has been taken into custody for a minimum of 30 days after judicial authorities considered him a flight risk to potentially avoid standing trial over a major wiretapping scandal. The remand order, announced Wednesday, was issued for Saso Mijalkov who headed state security agency UBK for nearly a … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia court orders 30-day custody for former spy chief

SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonian police issue arrest warrant for former PM

SKOPJE, Macedonia  — Macedonian police sought the country’s former prime minister late Monday, looking to arrest him to begin serving a two-year prison term following his conviction on corruption-related charges. Interior Ministry spokesman Toni Angelovski told The Associated Press that police issued a warrant for Nikola Gruevski’s arrest on instructions from Macedonia’s criminal court. On … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonian police issue arrest warrant for former PM

SKOPJE, Macedonia | The Latest: Low voter turnout celebrated in Macedonia

SKOPJE, Macedonia — The Latest on Macedonia’s referendum on a name change for the country (all times local): 8:00 p.m. The prime minister of Macedonia has declared a referendum on changing the country’s name a “success for democracy and for a European Macedonia,” and plans to address citizens again once results and final turnout figures … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | The Latest: Low voter turnout celebrated in Macedonia

SKOPJE, Macedonia | Opponents of Macedonia name change cheer low voter turnout

SKOPJE, Macedonia — A referendum on changing the nation of Macedonia’s name to North Macedonia to pave the way for NATO membership attracted tepid voter participation Sunday, a blow to the prime minister’s hopes for a strong message of support. Election officials reported that at 6:30 p.m., half an hour before poll-closing time, the turnout … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Opponents of Macedonia name change cheer low voter turnout

SKOPJE, Macedonia | The Latest: Turnout in Macedonia name vote under 29 percent

SKOPJE, Macedonia — The Latest on Macedonia’s referendum on a name change for the country (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Macedonia’s state election commission says voter turnout for a referendum on changing the country’s name to North Macedonia to pave the way for NATO membership stood at 28.8 percent two hours before polls close. State … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | The Latest: Turnout in Macedonia name vote under 29 percent

SKOPJE, Macedonia | Low voter turnout at Macedonian referendum

SKOPJE, Macedonia — A referendum on changing the nation of Macedonia’s name to North Macedonia to pave the way for NATO membership attracted tepid voter participation Sunday, with turnout standing below 29 percent two hours before polls close. Macedonians were voting on whether to accept a government deal with Greece to end a dispute dating … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Low voter turnout at Macedonian referendum

SKOPJE, Macedonia | The Latest: Turnout for Macedonian name change vote is low

SKOPJE, Macedonia — The Latest on Macedonia’s referendum on a name change for the country (all times local): 3 p.m. A Macedonian election official says turnout in Macedonia’s name change referendum stood at 16 percent six hours before the polls close. Macedonians are voting on whether to accept a deal with neighboring Greece under which … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | The Latest: Turnout for Macedonian name change vote is low